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Performance goes topless with Mini John Cooper Works Convertible (pictures)

Mini put its most powerful engine (from BMW) in its smallest convertible, and the result is pretty fab.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
Andrew Krok
2017 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible
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Big engine, little car -- that's the idea behind the John Cooper Works Convertible.

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The car comes packing Mini's most powerful four-pot -- a 228-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged BMW engine.

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In fact, it's the first Mini convertible powered by a BMW engine.

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Despite being called Mini, there's room for four adults in here.

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There's even room for stuff in the trunk!

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As with every other Mini, the customization options are endless.

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You can even order your drop-top with the Union Jack on it.

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The suspension has also been tweaked for better feel during spirited driving.

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Not that Mini condones spirited driving anywhere but the track, of course.

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The interior is equally sporty.

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Mini did not mention pricing or availability.

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